MORE COVID-19 CASES REPORTED IN PNG

MORE COVID-19 CASES REPORTED IN PNG

Posted by : Quoting Radio New Zealand Posted on : 03-Aug-2020

“More cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Papua New Guinea, taking the total number so far in the country to 110.

“The Pandemic Response Controller, David Manning, announced 38 new cases during the weekend in the capital Port Moresby where the vast majority of PNG's cases had been confirmed in just over two weeks.

“Two Covid-related deaths had been confirmed to date.

“Another case was confirmed earlier this week in PNG's second city of Lae, a health worker who had flown from Moresby to attend a workshop with around 70 colleagues who had subsequently been isolated and tested.

“The high number of health workers or officials and staff from Port Moresby General Hospital among the current surge in confirmed cases was a major concern for PNG authorities.

“The government insisted there was enough Personal Protection Equipment for all health workers in the country.”

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